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Meghan Markle Just Used Cupcakes On Instagram To Seemingly Respond To A Rough Week Of Press

Kristin Salaky
Photo credit: Instagram/@SussexRoyal

From Delish

It's been a tough week for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. They've been dealing with a ton of negative attention following a private jet trip to France (though many of their celeb pals stuck up for them in the press!) and, as always, rumors are circulating about a rift in the royal family.

But rather than release a snarky statement or shy away from it all, Meghan used her platform to shed some light on a cause that deserves attention with a simple Insta of some cupcakes.

Megan posted a message on the Sussex Royal Instagram account (aka the one she and Prince Harry share) about Luminary Bakery, the one that reportedly made her 38th birthday cake, and that helps women who have had a "social and economic disadvantage" learn to bake and gain valuable business skills.

She posted a series of cupcakes made by the bakery topped with inspirational messages on them like "You Are Enough" and "Stay Strong."

“What they’ve created at Luminary Bakery is exceptional," Meghan wrote on Instagram.

It’s a space for baking, healing and rebuilding. When I visited earlier this year I was struck by how the baking, itself, is a means of therapy for these women—which in many ways makes complete sense—feeling they had no control over their lives based on their previous (and often harrowing) circumstances, they found comfort in the measured nature of baking. Mixing equal parts of one ingredient and another could yield the perfect dessert, but the act of doing so provided personal balance. So while the baked goods are absolutely delicious, it’s the story of how the program at Luminary reshapes lives through baking that is the actual icing on the cake.

The post goes on to detail a trip Meghan made to the bakery earlier this year and how it inspired her to include the bakery and its good deeds in the September issue of British Vogue, which she guest-edited earlier this year.

We could all take a lesson here from Meggie, no? When life gets a bit sour, you can always turn it into something sweet.

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